The Miami Marlins may not be done sending away their productive major leaguers. Right-hander Ricky Nolasco "will be next to go" in a trade, sources have told Joel Sherman of the New York Post:
2 execs spoke to already said this: Ricky Nolasco will be next to go from #Marlins— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 14, 2012
The Marlins have already decreased their 2013 payroll $48 million in the last twenty-four hours. Moving Nolasco – who is owed $11.5 million next season -- to another club would make new acquisition Yunel Escobar the club’s highest paid player at just $5 million. Just yesterday the club had four players owed over $10 million.
Nolasco, 29, has spent his entire career in a Marlins uniform. Brought up for his first full season at just 23, the right-hander has never quite lived up to expectations, recording just one season (2008) with an above-average ERA+. Overall, Nolasco owns a 4.49 ERA, 2.1 BB/9 and 7.4 K/9 in his seven seasons with Miami.